London’s first nude “pop-up” restaurant opened its doors to the public on Saturday (June 11th)
Nude Dining (Stock Photo)
The Bunyadi, as it’s called, was first announced back in April, since when 46,000 people have applied for tickets, which cost £69 each. But The Bunyadi, open in a secret location for three months, only fits 42 people at a time.
The idea is that everything is naked – from the diners to the decor to the food, which is made with raw ingredients and cooked naturally. There’s no electricity and no phones.
“The idea is to experience true liberation,” Seb Lyall, the founder of pop-up company Lollipop which is behind the event, said in a press release. “People should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities.”
Whilst nude dining and naked restaurants and bars are by no means a new idea, The Bunyadi seems to have captured the public imagination in a unique way. Although I’m not a fan of posh dining au naturel myself, in the prevailing climate of new prudery it’s great to see a new nude venue opening up. I wish them every success.
Chloe Pantazi was there on the opening night. Read her report here
UK naturists have lost their bid to extend the clothes-free area of a favourite beach after the existing section was rendered “too uncomfortable” to sit on.
There had been calls to increase the length of Devon’s Budleigh Salterton’s nudist beach by 200 yards (183m), after the tide washed away pebbles and left hard “bedrock” behind.
But Budleigh Salterton town council argued it was possible to put a “towel or lilo down” within the existing section.
It voted against the move.
Full article here
An unidentified 18-year-old woman who took time out of a cycling tour to spend Saturday night at the Sunsport Gardens Nudist Resort in Loxahatcheea Florida was hospitalized early Sunday with stab wounds, according to local police.
While exploring the resort’s 40 acres on Sunday morning, the woman went out on a nature trail. A person she described as “young” confronted and stabbed her without warning or provocation.
Fortunately her wounds aren’t serious. There were no witnesses and it was unknown whether the assailant lived at the resort.
This is shocking news, not only for the young lady but for the whole naturist movement, which prides itself on the safety, friendliness and usually crime-free nature of any naturist gathering.
However there is nothing to indicate that this was anything other than an entirely random attack, totally unconnected with the nudist environment in which it took place. So, unless evidence to the contrary emerges, let’s just send best wishes for a speedy recovery to the victim, and hope that the authorities find, and punish, the culprit swiftly.
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A bevy of models, Playboy playmates and stars of reality shows, feature movies and video games are asking a federal judge to award them more than $1.6 million in compensation for the use of their images without permission or compensation.
The case has been brought against Caliente Resort and Spa, a popular resort in Land O’ Lakes Florida, who, it is alleged included their photos on websites and other promotional items and continued with the unauthorised use even after being sent a “cease and desist” letter in September.
The case continues.
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Fun-loving over-50 Brits are casting aside their inhibitions on holiday as they embrace the opportunity to behave badly, according to a new survey by travel insurance company Staysure, with six percent admitting to using a nudist beach whilst away.
The survey discovered that mature Brits aren’t nearly as reserved as the rest of the world believes, with body image, shyness and money woes all forgotton as liberated middle-aged Brits cut loose on holiday and get up to all sorts of misdemeanours that they’d never dream of doing at home.
Full story here.
News.com has come up with a short but diverting guide to what it believes are the best places in Australia for nudists and for those who just don’t feel like covering themselves up.
The recommendations include Naked bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, NSW, a nude retreat in the Whitsundays, QLD, skinny dipping for the Winter solstice in River Derwent, Hobart TAS, baring it all at Twisting Peacock Yoga, Perth WA, and even competing for the best bum at the Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games!
Read the full report here
Moscow nudists may soon lose their best-known and most popular beach in the Serebryany Bor natural park, as city authorities plan to expel the naturists from their traditional hangout in western Moscow and turn it into a regular beach.
The suggestion to transform the beach, which has been used by nudists for almost 30 years, is in line with a rapidly developing trend of promoting conservative values and banning anything that the authorities, often supported by the Orthodox Church, label as non-traditional to Russian culture, from what officials describe as gay propaganda to erotic scenes in the writings of classic Russian writers.
Full article here
We’re hearing rumours that South Korea might get its first nude beach by 2017.
Apparently officials Gangwon Province are aiming to set up South Korea’s first nude beach in an attempt to boost the country’s east coast beaches, which lose out every year to the west coast in luring summer visitors from the capital Seoul.
This is not the first time the subject has been broached by government officials.
Gangwon Province tried to launch a female-only nude beach in 2005, while Gangneung City also deliberated, but ultimately scrapped, a nude beach idea due to public outcry. The same happened to a Jeju Island proposal in 2009.
Cynics see history repeating itself here, but if the country can push this through, (and re-aasure western visitors–especially female visitors–that their safety is a prime concern,) then Korea may be on to a winner.
Watch this space.
The naturist section of a UK beach made famous by the film Shakespeare in Love is to close because of complaints over people having sex in public. Naturists will be banned from one of my own favourite nude beaches, Holkham beach, Norfolk, from 1 July.
This is a great blow to the UK nudist movement and yet more proof that the growing usurpation of legitimate naturist resources by doggers and similar filth offers a serious threat to the naturist movement going forward.
I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe we should find a way to name and shame them. Your ideas would be appreciated.
Full story here.
Russia Cracks Down on “Unofficial” Nudists:
The perils of using unofficial beaches! The normally tolerant (at least where naturism is concerned,) Russian authorities seem to be taking a harder line when it comes to stripping off at unregulated venues, as this news report of a police raid on an unofficial beach near Minsk indicates.
The moral of the story is stay on the official beaches unless you’re SURE of the position and the attitude of the local authorities, and remember that attitiudes can change over time.
Read the article here.